Category: Labor

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Poor treatment of the workers who pick our produce is no accident. It is a predictable outcome of a system designed to have a bottleneck controlled by fewer and fewer corporations

Freddie Allen: Record Number of Former Workers Without Benefits

With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and middle-income families. EPI said the unemployment Read more…

Geoff Gilbert: Building for long-term progressive revival in Ohio

The OOC seeks to create an environment where people working on different progressive causes can relate to each other on transformational rather than transactional terms

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Lawrence Wittner: Review of Upton Sinclair: California Socialist

Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact on American life? Lauren Coodley’s biography of prominent socialist novelist and agitator Upton Sinclair shows that, with a lot of talent and fortitude, that kind of influence is possible

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Kim Scipes: Strike Back

A Review of Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today, by Joe Burns

Pete Dolack: Real unemployment is double the ‘official’ unemployment rate

How many people are really out of work?

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Dean Baker: Scott Walker Ends Freedom of Contract in Wisconsin

This is a bill about taking away workers’ freedom of contract in a way that will weaken their bargaining. It is a lie to gloss over this fact and pretend there is some issue of individual rights at stake. There isn’t

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Carl Finamore: United Airlines Tries Scapegoating Pilots for Safety Problems

A memo United Airlines leaked to the February 25 Wall Street Journal was presented as a “brutally honest” rebuke of its pilots, blaming their “lack of attention” to rules and regulations for the airline’s recent safety lapses

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Jérôme Roos: In Amsterdam, Rebellion Against the Neoliberal University

All these years, the neoliberal university quietly bred its own nemesis — now let’s rejoice as we join in the rebellion

Eleni Schirmer: What’s Next After “Right to Work”?

Our task is to learn to “fail better” and build stronger movements in the future

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